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Franchesca Ramsey


Franchesca Ramsey

Franchesca Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, sought-after speaker, and the host of the award-winning web series "Decoded" on MTV. With videos topping 12 million views, she has been featured on NPR, Anderson Cooper, CNN, MTV, the BBC and in the New York Times. A former writer and correspondent for "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," she now has a major late-night television show in development with Comedy Central. She lives in New York City, and WELL, THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY is her first book.

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Books by Franchesca Ramsey

by Franchesca Ramsey - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction

Franchesca Ramsey didn't set out to be an activist. Or a comedian. Or a commentator on identity, race and culture. But then her YouTube video "What White Girls Black Girls" went viral. Faced with an avalanche of media requests, fan letters and hate mail, she had two choices: Jump in and make her voice heard, or step back and let others frame the conversation. After a crash course in social justice and more than a few foot-in-mouth moments, she realized she had a unique talent and passion for breaking down injustice in America in ways that could make people listen and engage. In her first book, Ramsey uses her own experiences as an accidental activist to explore the many ways we communicate with each other.